In Genesis 2 God lays forth a clear design of the wife’s role. Here is the seed-plot of her basic five-fold purpose that can be seen in this text:

Companionship

It is not good that the man should be alone (:18).

Co-Laborship

I will make him a help meet for him (:18).

Concordance

I will make him a help meet for him (:18).

Cohabitation

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife (:24).

Coitus

… They shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed (:24-25).

These five areas constitute the essence of the husband/wife relationship. The Creator of this first union makes it clear to us what the issues are in a man and woman being husband and wife. In this passage we can identify the divine design of how a wife may truly help her husband.

In future installments we will look at each of these five areas in more detail.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
(Excerpted from his upcoming book, Husband Helping)

The author already has already written extensively on the structure of the home and the roles of husbands and wives in Heaven’s Embassy and The Great Omission. He also has a detailed video series entitles Male & Female. Lord willing, he plans to publish additional books on related subjects this year:

Male and Female
Wife Loving: The Husband’s Paramount Privilege
Husband Helping
The Family in Ruins
The Dictionary of Biblical Sexuality
When the Vow Breaks: God Is a Divorcee Too! (Biblical Words of Comfort, Encouragement, and Direction for the Divorced)
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